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Shlomo Yitzchaki, today generally known by the acronym Rashi, was a medieval French rabbi and author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud and commentary on the Hebrew Bible. Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a concise and lucid fashion, Rashi appeals to both learned scholars and beginner students, and his works remain a centerpiece of contemporary Jewish study. His commentary on the Talmud, which covers nearly all of the... Read More

BornFebruary 22, 1040
Troyes, France
DiedJuly 13, 1105 (aged 65)
Troyes, France
Occupationtraditionally a vintner (recently questioned, see article)


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